Coyote Acid, a play by John Macker
News from TEATRO PARAGUAS:
Teatro Paraguas is pleased to present Coyote Acid, a one-act play by the poet from Santa Fe John Macker.
To complete the evening, a reading by the comedians of Out of The Light: Poems de Prison, a collection of poems chosen by John Macker by renowned poets from world written from or on the prison.
Coyote Acid, made by Argos MacCallum, takes place on a dark farm somewhere in southeastern New Mexico. Luke (Peter Chapman) just got out of jail and came home to ask her mother Esther (Jennifer Graves) where the bank robbery money is buried.
She is the only one who might know, since younger brother Timmy and Pa both died in prison. But mom is a somewhat vague on the matter, and might even suffer from dementia. What starts out as a competition of wills is transformed into an acceptance and reconciliation rooted in the deep wells of family love.
Out of The Light: Poems from Prison is a collection of poems written on or from prison by 10 poets from different countries and centuries, ranging from François Villon (15th France) to lhan Sami Çomak, Kurdish poet arrested in Turkey in 1994 while studying geography and since then jailed on charges of separatism.
The anthology includes poems by Charlotte Smith (England), Miguel Hernandez (Spain), Cesar Vallejo (Chile), Bobby Sands (Ireland), as well as Americans Bob Kaufman, Gregory Corso and Stuart K Perkoff. The anthology will be read by a number of actors and poets, including Mairi Chanel, John Macker, Dan Bohnhorst and Jonathan Harrell.
The performances are from January 28 to 30, 2022, from 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $ 15 for general admission and $ 10 for students and limited Income. Advance tickets are available on teatroparaguasnm.org, or reservations can be made by calling 505.424.1601.
This project is partially funded by NM Arts / NM Dept. of Culture, and the community of Santa Fe Foundation.